SSA Global

SSA Global

September 21, 2005 13:04 ET

Rolls-Royce Deploys SSA Global Solutions For Improved Business Performance and Customer Service

CHICAGO and ORLANDO--(CCNMatthews - Sep 21, 2005) -

At its annual Global Client Forum in Orlando, FL, SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced that the marine business of Rolls-Royce plc, has chosen a variety of SSA Global products and services to improve its business efficiency and customer service.

Rolls-Royce will implement products and modules including SSA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SSA Supply Chain Management (SCM), SSA Collaborative Order Management (COM), SSA Integration and other tools, technologies and application management services.

"Before choosing SSA Global, we carefully evaluated solutions from other Tier One suppliers," said Richard Doneghan, ICT/BPI Director, for the Rolls-Royce marine business, "SSA Global was clearly the best choice for Rolls-Royce because of the quality and breadth of the product line and the willingness of the SSA Global team to collaborate with us to make sure we meet our business goals."

Rolls-Royce will leverage the extensive SSA Global portfolio to facilitate better visibility into the company's internal supply chain to better manage inventory, deliver products more quickly and enhance after-market capabilities.

"We believe the range of SSA Global ERP and extension solutions and services, and our global operations will help Rolls-Royce maximize the value of its investment in information technology," said Rick Gonzales, president, Global Accounts, SSA Global. "Our work with Rolls-Royce exemplifies our approach to solving our customers' business problems with the right combinations of products and services."

SSA Global's Application Management Services division will assist Rolls-Royce as the solutions are rolled out to more than 2,000 users at facilities in 22 countries. The application management services team will provide 24x7 ongoing global support throughout the rollout followed by operational attention to care, support and maintenance of the solutions in each location.

About Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce plc operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. Marine is a leader in marine propulsion, engineering and hydrodynamic expertise with a broad product range and full systems integration capability. Rolls-Royce offers a marine product portfolio ranging from vessel design and gas turbines to water jets and deck handling equipment. The business is unique in its scope and capabilities, with the aim of supplying power, propulsion and motion control systems for high-value vessels. The marine business of Rolls-Royce has 7,000 employees and 2,000 customers. Main manufacturing facilities are located in the U.K., North America and Scandinavia. The company has sales and services operations in 34 countries. For additional information visit the Rolls-Royce web site at

About SSA Global

SSA Global™ (NASDAQ: SSAG) is a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and public organizations worldwide. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extension solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has 63 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by approximately 13,000 active customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at

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